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Gigantic Grassy Lawn Lounges Sprout Throughout England!

Posted By Andrew Michler On July 26, 2010 @ 6:59 pm In green furniture,social responsibility | 3 Comments

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We have written about grassy love seats [6] and other examples of literal lawn furniture [7] before, but never at this scale, and for such a great cause. The National Trust conducted a survey on the habits of British families, and when they saw that the average family spent an average of 13 weeks each year on their sofas they decided to act — well, compromise.

To encourage the public to enjoy some time outdoors without leaving behind their creature comforts, the National Trust installed 10 larger than life sofas throughout England. Each sod sofa comes complete with a matching coffee table, creating an outdoor living room. The sofas are placed [8] from downtown London to Northern Ireland, to the Trust’s own land on Wembury Point. With a little self-effacing humor the Brits can have their tea by the seaside, in the comfort of their familiar living room.

+ National Trust [9]

Via Notcot [10] and Co.Design [11]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/gigantic-lawn-lounges-sprout-throughout-england/new-1-34/?extend=1

[3] National Trust: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-global/w-news/w-latest_news/w-news-grasssofas.htm

[4] wasters: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/waster

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/26/gigantic-lawn-lounges-sprout-throughout-england/new-1-34/

[6] love seats: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/20/fadi-sarieddines-mow-chair-debuts-at-the-milan-furniture-fair/

[7] lawn furniture: http://inhabitat.com/2009/07/16/lawnge-chairs-grassy-green-park-lounges-in-the-netherlands/

[8] placed: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-global/w-news/w-latest_news/w-news-grasssofas.htm#sofa

[9] + National Trust: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-index.htm

[10] Notcot: http://www.notcot.org/post/32804/

[11] Co.Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1661973/behold-the-giant-lawn-sofa

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